What to do with gemstones you've had for years

What to do with gemstones you've had for years

You've inherited diamonds or found a beautiful stone on vacation.  Maybe you have old jewelry you don't wear any more.  What should you do with them?  Why not bring them into my studio so we can create something together.  I'm always up for the challenge of creating pieces that you can enjoy everyday.  

Here is just such a project I worked on recently.


"I'd like to put my engagement diamond and my mother's in the same piece"

The rings themselves were well worn down from many years of wear, and the diamonds were old mine cut stones...... a nice size and well worth saving. She wanted the diamonds together in one piece and wasn't particularly interested in a ring.   This is what we made in 18K yellow gold

"....I also have my Mom's anniversary band?"

As a designer, I love creating pieces that work together.  To this end, I suggested making another cuff.  This one, also in 18K yellow gold, can be worn with the cuff above.

"My family inherited a group of rings no one wears. Can we do something with them too?"

The cuff on the top of this stack was created in 18k white gold.  Five diamonds from various rings were brought together to create a "bouquet" that would finish off the bracelet group.  This is the end result: cuffs that could be worn individually or in a group.  

After we completed the project, Wendy sent me this lovely testimonial:-

"I looked for two years after my mother passed to find a design in which I could incorporate the stones from some of her personal jewelry, but with no luck -- and then I discovered Ayesha!   Her design vision is simply the best, she is a delight to collaborate with, and the quality of her work is superb -- of the highest order.   I wear one or more of the bracelets every day, and each serves as a visible reminder of my mother's loving presence in my life."   ---Wendy D, Customer